"Rich conservatives who own a lot of things are also the quickest to crack down on anything that has a hint of danger or violence involved in it."
Feb 23, 2015
Since the 1960s, the UK has been struggling with hooliganism in soccer, which is sometimes called the English disease.
After Chelsea fans abused a black man on the Paris Metro, the club needs to face up to the fact that it's been attracting racists from from across Britain for years.
The game is just one day, but sometimes what happens in that TV room can affect your prison reputation for years.
For the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the big game is usually marked by debauchery that can resemble a riot, and administrators are taking drastic steps to prevent that from happening again.
70,000 people signed a petition to block Oldham Athletic from signing convicted rapist Ched Evans. But where does that leave their fans now?
I went for pre-match pints with Hibs supporters who, unlike their English counterparts, can't buy alcohol in their stadium.
Will Gerrard be remembered as a star, or as a tired man who fell over once?
Drinking and chanting on the terraces with the communist super-fans of Dulwich Hamlet FC.
Julie Phillips thinks the ban is "very harsh". Come on, Julie Phillips. Really?
The observations of a soccer noob.
Because soccer, and playing soccer, is a working-class thing. That's what working-class people do.
If the 22-year-old found in a trash bin Sunday had chronic traumatic encephalopath (CTE), football oligarchs are in trouble.
The way to improve public perception of the police is to improve the police. Nothing else—certainly not shaming football players for protesting—will make much of a difference.
I don't think that Jews are moneychangers or that slurs for Chinese people are OK, but a rich guy with my name apparently does.
These days, when he's having pathetic tiffs with beer-wattle journalists and fans in hotels, it's easy to forget that no one brought fury to the Premier League quite like Roy Keane.
The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today we talk about the drones patrolling the US-Mexico border and an investigator's probe into World Cup bids.
Almost nothing is as addictive, apparently, as a video game that allows you to pretend that you are in charge of a soccer team.
It's hard to argue that teen drinking ever accomplishes anything of substance, but this week, underage boozing actually seems to have prevented a tragedy.
From the hundred spectators on the Borgo Maggiore sports field, to Wembley's 90,000, Aldo Simoncini's life is a paradox. You've probably never heard of him before but his career in soccer is a striking example of human endurance.
At a Sunday gathering of the Hooligans Against Salafists, fans overturned a riot van and 44 police officers were injured in the ensuing violence.
Hey, teacher, leave them kids alone! Get it? Like the song.
Arsenal Fan TV is great, and so are Scottish soccer matches that end in brawls.
To try convincing Brits they should care about a sport that—to an outsider, at least—seems to revolve around timeouts and advertising, this Saturday the NFL hosted a "fan rally" on Regent Street.